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    • Make the Aero/Aero2 themes look like the native controls.

      The Aero2 theme does not match the native controls. Whereas Buttons etc. just look a bit off, some controls were straight up forgotten, e.g. ListView's GridView row selection.

      The Aero theme looks like Vista, even on Win7 machines. With the install-base of Win7 probably being the majority it would be better if the Aero theme would match Win7 native controls (mostly color issues). Aero also lacks proper styling for ListBoxItem and ComboBoxItem.

      While this sounds a bit like nitpicking in light of much larger problems (performance) the fixes should be easy enough to implement.

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      • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

        Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
        Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
        But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

        3 votes
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        • backstage

          Add a Backstage View to the WPF Ribbon, like what's in Office 2010

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          • Provide native support for MEF, in particular for composing XAML elements

            At the moment, XAML elements cannot be natively exported or imported as composable MEF parts, but I would like to see much better use of MEF in the WPF framework. MEF could also be baked into the commanding infrastructure and other parts of the framework

            3 votes
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            • Multithreaded Panels

              Sometimes you want a part of the UI to update seamlessly in parallell to what the rest of the UI thread is doing. The only way to achieve this right now is to have a topmost window running on a different thread.

              It would be great if there was a Panel Control that could run in a separate thread instead

              3 votes
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              • Add multi-selection support in ListCollectionView (and friends)

                A ListCollectionView keeps a "SelectedItem" to track selected item in a collection, it would be really nice to extend it so it also has a "SelectedItems"-observablecollection that tracks more than one 1 item. And of course keep "SelectedItem" for the "most selected item" kind of.

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                • Native support for video capture and video streaming.

                  It would be nice to have the ability to support a Video capture device natively. Currently you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get this running via DirectShow interop or MediaPlayer ActiveX. I'm thinking of applications like Media players, PVR/DVR functionality, broadcast, etc that can be manipulated in WPF 3D and transforms.

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                  • More controls

                    - Numeric updown
                    - Sidebar
                    - More navigation controls (sidebars)
                    - Explorer bars

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                    • Introduce strongly typed bindings

                      When you create a {Binding}, the "Path" property is a string. This means no intellisense, no compile time check. A great enhancement would be to write a lambda expression in the XAML, just like in ASP.NET MVC Views. We would have compile time errors instead of run time errors, and support for refactoring.

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                      • Make XmlnsDefinition work inside the same assembly

                        I can define XmlnsDefinitions to group my different namespaces from one assembly:

                        MyLibrary.dll
                        -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Clr.Namespace")]
                        -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Other.Clr.Namespace")]

                        and use it from ANOTHER assembly:

                        <Window xmlns="....."
                        xmlns:my="myXamlNamespace"
                        .... />

                        However, this doesn't work within the SAME assembly where the XmlnsAttributes are defined.

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                        • 3 votes
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                          • provide built-in docking, ribbon, customizable toolbar/menu/keyboard support! as the goodies in vc++

                            latest vc++ versions comes with a powerful GUI suite, including what i've mentioned in the title, and skinning support, tabbed document support, etc...
                            but how about the managed world? if microsoft could provide these ASAP, it'll greatly boost WPF's acceptance and bring more people to desktop development.

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                            • Make MarkupExtension an interface so classes can be DependencyObjects with Attached Properties

                              MarkupExtension should be an interface. Then extensions could be DependencyObjects and thereby support attached properties

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                              • Add VisibilityTypeConverter to the Visibility enum to allow automatic conversion from bool to Visibility

                                Please add the code found in this SO Question:

                                http://stackoverflow.com/q/9723605/643085

                                Implementing the VisibilityTypeConverter to automatically convert from bool to Visibility in WPF Bindings.

                                This is a very little change and will eliminate the need for TONS of boilerplate and unneeded converters. Reducing not only unneeded XAML verbosity but also memory footprint, since converter instances require memory as well.

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                                • INotifyPropertyChanged is not needed

                                  The compiler can be smart enough to automatically add notifications whenever a property is used as a binding source, or in any other situation where notifications are appropriate..

                                  INotifyPropertyChanged would still be available for use if explicit notifications are needed.

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                                    Thank you for your feedback on this idea. We have reviewed this and we will not be able to complete this suggestion in the foreseeable future.
                                    Harikrishna Menon
                                    Program Manager @ Visual Studio

                                  • WPF Datagrid Tab to new row after editing

                                    This problem has been around for a long time and it would be nice to see it fixed in the next version of WPF

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                                    • iobserveable

                                      Make Async/Await more usable inn WPF/XAML

                                      Classes should be able to implement bindable properties which return Task<>.
                                      All WPF controls should implement IObservable

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                                      • Support the wpf toolkit on codeplex or kill it.

                                        Either support it or put it out of its misery. It is a joke at the moment. Look at the people list, it has 3 people as developers, none of which have visited the site in the last 60 days. And of the 25 people listed as coordinators, one has been there in the last 2 months. Support it or kill it.

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                                        • Depricate WPF & settle on evolving Silverlight ONLY! Too difficult building apps for both!

                                          Please let's just get rid of WPF now, and work on extending Silverlight to have everything you would want in a desktop app as well as a web app. It's too difficult having to worry about building for a superset/subset paradigm.

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